Federal Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh's handling of a case involving a 17-year-old immigrant's request for an abortion could create issues for his approval should President Donald Trump nominate him, according to some critics, but backers say his role shows the judicial restraint conservatives are seeking.
The position will be left vacant by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, who had acted as the swing vote on many critical issues including abortion. Foreseeing inevitable news break-ins to offer coverage and analysis, broadcasters are rejiggering their primetime lineups so as to keep too much fresh summer fare from being preempted.
Pressed on whether the red-state Democrat would vote to confirm Trump's nominee, Jones said it was improper to make an assumption on how he would vote based on his state's politics. Kavanaugh and Kethledge are both former clerks for Kennedy, while Coney Barret is a University of Notre Dame Law School professor.
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Initial euphoria over finding the boys alive quickly turned into deep anxiety as rescuers struggled to find a way to get them out. The boys' conditions were "not that bad" and "they're OK", according to Eve Tapanya from the Tourist Police.
Asked about the details of the selection process, Mr Trump said he has it down to four people.
"I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two". I've argued cases before the Supreme Court for them. "Nobody really knows", he said.
The announcement is likely to set off a major confirmation battle in the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow majority and where opposition Democrats are planning to wage a fight over Trump's court pick.
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The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.
Blumenthal accused Trump of turning himself into a "puppet of outside groups" by choosing his nominee from "a group of rightwing fringe ideologues that have prepared this list". A more conservative justice could move the court to the right, potentially for decades, and could potentially vote with the majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. "I'll give you the answer", Trump said.
He compared Kavanaugh to Chief Justice John Roberts, saying that he "came straight out of the Ivy League to Washington, was never outside the beltway and went to the Bush White House".
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Lopez Obrador previously vowed to throw the energy reform out but now says contracts merely will be reviewed for any illegalities. Mexican journalist Jose Guadalupe Chan was killed on Friday in the state of Quintana Roo, state officials said in a statement.
The number of pages is said to run into the millions, which McConnell fears could hand Senate Democrats an opportunity to delay the confirmation vote until after the new session of the court begins in October, with the midterm elections looming the next month.
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